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Re: trouble with instructions
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: August 29, 2007 10:40AM

The first Row 2 you describe is the standard second half of the Tunisian or afghan stitch. This particular stitch is worked over two rows -- one row to pick-up loops and the other to work the loops off.

Re-read your instructions and see if the second Row 2 describes when you are supposed to do when working in a specific stitch pattern. There should be some explanation, unless your instructions are missing something.

You said you are working some kind of lace pattern. My guess is that you work the first half of the row as for the standard stitch pattern. Then when you start your second half, you chain three, do a yarn over and pull the yarn over through the first five loops on your needle -- the motion would be the same as for the standard Row 2 except that you are now pulling the yarn over through five loops instead of one. I think this is what creates a "cluster." Then do a yarn over, pull through one loop, then chain 3 yarn over and pull throug 5 loops to create another cluster, etc. When you finish with this pattern row, you will have a series of pulled in loops --- the clusters -- a chain loops.

Row 3 of your pattern is telling you how to work this patterned second row. You won't have the standard loops of the previous two rows to pull your yarn through -- instead pull your yarn through and create a loop where you have each cluster and through each chain and chain loop. With three chains and the loop itself, this should give you 4 loops to compensate for the 4 loops you lost when you pulled your yarn over through 5 loops on the previous Row 2.

Work the instructions step by step with your yarn and afghan hook in hand. Guessing some more, I would say you would work at least 2 rows of standard afghan stitch using the first Row 2 to create a foundation before you begin working the patterned Rows 2 and 3.

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  trouble with instructions nanny 08/29/2007 10:11AM
  Re: trouble with instructions KT 08/29/2007 10:40AM
  Re: trouble with instructions nanny 08/29/2007 10:52AM

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